This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced musician with strong keyboard skills to join one of the leading schools for music in the UK.
As Musician in Residence, you will contribute to a wide range of musical activities, within both the co-curricular and academic life of the school, which will include directing and assisting with choir rehearsals, teaching music theory and sight reading, accompanying students in both formal and informal situations, performing in concerts and tutoring in the boarding houses.
Whilst the role will be tailored to the particular interests and strengths of the successful applicant, strong keyboard skills will be essential, and it is desirable the successful candidate will be able to accompany some Chapel services on the recently rebuilt 3-manual Nicholson organ.
Uppingham School has always had a very distinguished reputation in music, being the first school to appoint a Director of Music in 1865. The School has an enviable instrumental programme with a biennial Chamber Music Festival. The School also has a jazz band and two concert bands. The School’s Concerts Series also brings top-flight performers to Uppingham. Recent events have included performances by the European Union Chamber Orchestra, The Tallis Scholars, BBC Singers and The Sixteen, and soloists including Nicola Benedetti, Stephen Hough and Pascal Rogé.
The appointment will last for one academic year, starting in September 2018 and accommodation will be provided. If you have a good honours degree in music, with the ability to coach and direct instrumental and/or vocal ensembles and can motivate and inspire students of all levels and abilities we would be delighted to hear from you.
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Applications should be received by 9am on Friday 18 May 2018.
The interviews will take place in the week starting Monday 21 May 2018.
Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS.